Vic Mizzy

Vic Mizzy, R.I.P.

noah | October 20, 2009 12:00 pm
noah | October 20, 2009 12:00 pm


Vic Mizzy, a songwriter who was probably best known for penning the themes to ’60s sitcoms The Addams Family and Green Acres, passed away Saturday at his home in Bel Air, Calif. Mizzy, a Brooklyn native, rose up through the vaudeville circuit, eventually writing standards for the likes of Doris Day and Dean Martin. He provided lead vocals for the theme to The Addams Family, and gave the show’s principals direction on just how to snap their fingers while feigning boredom. In the ’60s, he composed music for a slew of movies starring Don Knotts; ater in his career, Sam Raimi asked him to contribute music for the DVD release of Spider-Man 2 and Spider-Man 3. A few of Mizzy’s compositions (as performed by Day and They Might Be Giants, among others) after the jump. More »


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